Definition of exterminate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    exterminate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪkˈstərməˌneɪt//
     
    exterminate somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exterminate
     
    he / she / it exterminates
     
    past simple exterminated
     
    -ing form exterminating
     
     
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  1. 1to kill all the members of a group of people or animals synonym wipe out
  2. 2 Fur seals were nearly exterminated a few years ago.
extermination
 
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NAmE//ɪkˌstərməˈneɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the extermination of rats and other vermin
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